UPDATE: Steve let me know that the US Border Patrol Museum has an updated website with more photos. Below are a few historical photos. You can view more historical photos (with cars, jeeps, horses and more) here.
ORIGINAL POST 07/27/2012:
1. A cold day for guarding the boarder.
2. Border Patrol Inspector observing sign of possible illegal border crossers encountered while on Jeep patrol duty near Del Rio, Texas – March 9, 1956:
3. High lookout point overlooking the Rio Grande River, June 29, 1961. [Location is still used to overlook Rio Grande River.]
This is the CJ-2A displayed in the Museum. It looks a little green in this picture, but it’s actually more gray in person.
The July 1956 Popular Science article doesn’t indicate which country ordered this special search light, but this mobile, self-contained spotlight put out some serious light.
You can find this issue for sale on eBay
These photographs of Border Jeeps come from a Septmeber 1949 article in Mechanix Magazine. You can read the entire article here.
In this picture you can clearly see this is a CJ-2A. It didn’t take them long to customize the bumper.
The first image below appears to show a MB. I’m a little surprised it doesn’t have a top for shade like the other border jeeps I’ve seen. The second picture is likely a CJ-2A based on the bas tank inlet.